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Sea Cadets are a charity youth organisation giving young people between the ages of 10 - 18yrs old, the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure based on the traditions of the Royal ...


Become a Sea Cadet Volunteer Instructor

2–6 hrs/wk
BS26 2AW, Axbridge, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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Become a Sea Cadet Volunteer! Be part of a team and contribute to improving young peoples lives. Naval experience is not necessary but may be helpful.

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Role: Volunteer Sea Cadet Instructor

Organisation and Location: Sea Cadets – Axbridge & Cheddar Valley Sea Cadet Unit

Availability: Volunteer

Do you have enthusiasm and a passion for working with young people from a variety of backgrounds?


Would you like the opportunity to apply this passion in a meaningful role to launch young people for life, whilst also enhancing your skills, boosting your self-esteem and meeting new people? 


The Sea Cadets is the UK’s leading maritime charity and provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun. Our volunteers work, both directly with young people and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.

Axbridge & Cheddar Valley Sea Cadets are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join their team as Sea Cadet Instructors. Axbridge Unit is a relatively young Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people.

There are free training courses available for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience?

About the Volunteer Instructor role:

Whether you opt to be a uniformed leader, or wear your own clothes, you can be hands-on, teaching cadets. You'll run lessons, activities, games, projects and events that help cadets progress through The Cadet Experience, gaining qualifications and confidence as they go.

Whatever your experience and skills, they could be utilised to help young people flourish – catering, archery, meteorology, navigation, orienteering, first aid, engineering, photography, marketing, football coaching, IT, social media, finance, driving - there is no limit. Whatever your interest, you could bring it to X unit.

You could also share your skills out on the water with the next generation, through the opportunity to teach water sports such as kayaking, sailing, powerboating, canoeing, rowing and windsurfing. If you don’t have any water sport qualifications, we’ll provide you with all the equipment, training and the opportunity to gain national qualifications with the Royal Yachting Association for example. All you need is lots of enthusiasm!

About the Volunteer Instructor role:

The tasks of an Instructor include but are not restricted to the following:

·      Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of Children and Young People for whom they are responsible.

·      Delivering instruction and training to adults and cadets of the Sea Cadets

·      Attending Parade Nights (insert days) or being able to commit to a particular night each week or month.

About you:

There are no specific educational or experience requirements for this role; having the right attitude and a passion for improving the lives of young people are the most important things! If you think the person specification below sounds like you, then please get in touch:

·      are 18 or over

·      You are reliable, honest and trustworthy

·      You are enthusiastic and keen to learn new things

·      You are a good communicator

·      You enjoy working as part of a team

·      You will be a role model to young people

Ready to join?

If you think this volunteer role is for you then please do click apply and find out how you can start making a difference, or contact the unit directly for more details.

If successful you will need to undergo a virtual interview, an online induction process and complete a DBS clearance. 

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About Axbridge & Cheddar Valley Sea Cadets

Sea Cadets are a charity youth organisation giving young people between the ages of 10 - 18yrs old, the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure based on the traditions of the Royal Navy.
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